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Month: July 2019

Are You Scared of GMO Foods?
Genetically Modified Foods

Are You Scared of GMO Foods?

Scientists can do some amazing things with genes, from saving papayas from extinction to making apples last longer before turning brown, to creating variants of crops that reduce pesticide use. Some of these things may sound too good to be true and I understand if you're skeptical. How does this work? Is it safe? How do we know it's safe? What are the side effects? If you're asking these questions, you're like many Americans who question the idea of genetically modified organisms. Genetic modification has come a long way since ancient farmers first tinkered with the genes of the teosinte plant to develop the corn we have today. Yes, you read that correctly: genetic modification has been around since many centuries before we even knew genes existed. Although there are many techniques, th...
Mediterranean Diet Can Help Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes
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Mediterranean Diet Can Help Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Following the Mediterranean diet has been correlated with preventing heart disease, stabilizing blood sugar, and reducing blood pressure. But now, researchers have found another potential benefit of this thoroughly studied eating plan: a healthier pregnancy. A study published on July 23 in the journal PLOS Medicine found that the Mediterranean diet led to a significantly lower risk of gestational diabetes and a reduction in excess weight gain during pregnancy. Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet In the study, researchers in the United Kingdom studied more than 1,100 moms-to-be of various ethnicities who had certain risk factors for pregnancy complications, like obesity and chronic high blood pressure, at five inner-city hospitals. The study found that the Mediterranean-st...
Can Home Remedies Help With A Kidney Infection?
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Can Home Remedies Help With A Kidney Infection?

Kidney infections result from excess bacteria that have built up in the kidney. Doctors also call them pyelonephritis. Kidney infections can require hospitalization to treat severe symptoms, and so home remedies alone usually are not enough to treat them. Kidney infections are often the most serious of urinary tract infections (UTIs) because they have the most potential to damage the kidneys and spread to other body areas. Other UTIs may affect the bladder, ureters, or urethra, but are less likely to cause as significant damage. If a person suspects they have a kidney infection, they should see their doctor straight away. Are home remedies safe for kidney infections? Kidney infections can cause severe symptoms and lead to kidney damage, and so a person will need antibiotics to ...
EU Authorizes 10 Genetically Modified Products
Genetically Modified Foods

EU Authorizes 10 Genetically Modified Products

BRUSSELS, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission on Friday authorized nine genetically modified (GM) products for food and feed uses and one as an ornamental cut flower. Among the authorized are cotton, maize, soybean, oilseed rape and carnation, which the European Union's executive arm said: "have gone through a comprehensive authorization procedure, including a favorable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety Authority." Genetic modification means that organisms such as plants, animals or microorganisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. Different GM organisms include different genes inserted in different ways. This means that individual GM foods and their safety should be assessed on a case-by-case basis ...
Scaly Skin Causes And Natural Remedies
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Scaly Skin Causes And Natural Remedies

Have you ever noticed red patches on your skin with a silvery coating of some kind? If it’s pretty consistent, there is a chance that you may have plaque psoriasis. This is often found on your elbows, lower back, scalp, and knees. Psoriasis is a chronic disease in which your skin cells’ process of maturity speeds up to the point that it reaches the surface. Since the old skin cells remain unchanged, the new skin cells tend to thicken and be covered with flaking skin. According to Health.com, the precise cause of this skin condition isn’t quite clear yet. Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, explains that “something is happening at the level of the T-cell, one of the immune cells in our body, that signals the skin to overproduce.” ...
Bacne Cure: Natural Remedies And Treatment To Eliminate Back Acne
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Bacne Cure: Natural Remedies And Treatment To Eliminate Back Acne

The sad reality is that bacne is experienced by many. Because if you think about it, the skin on your back gets clogged, too. Not only is bacne difficult to prevent, but it can also present some challenges to many people trying to get rid of it. The good news is that treating bacne is not necessarily impossible. Medical experts and practitioners have shared facts on how there are natural remedies that can further help you with the elimination of bacne. A dermatologist from New York City by the name of Elizabeth Hale shared a piece of helpful advice to those who are suffering from bacne. She said that sweaty clothing is one of the common causes of bacne. Furthermore, the hair follicles in the back can easily trap the bacteria and sweat, thus paving the way to breakouts. As for any ...